- Did you know that cocoa contains a chemical substance called phenylethylamine, which our brain produces when we fall in love
- The chemical composition of cocoa products reduces the level of stress and anxiety. It is not for nothing that over the past year many Ukrainians have felt the attractive power of sweets.
- Contrary to popular opinion, high-quality dark (!) chocolate does not actually cause acne. Polyphenols in cocoa help fight oxidative stress, prevent cell damage, and are a natural preventative premature aging of the skin. Cocoa also protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. So feel free to enjoy your favorite chocolate treats without worrying about your skin giving you an unpleasant surprise.
- Chocolate may be more effective at relieving coughs than traditional cough medicines, according to a study conducted by the University of Cambridge. So, the next time you have a cold, try reaching for a bar of chocolate instead of cough syrup.
- The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the temperature of the human body, which is why regular chocolate melts so easily in your mouth.
- The first bar of chocolate was made in Britain in 1847 by Joseph Fry, and the world’s largest bar weighed 5,566 kg.
- The Swiss are famous for their chocolate, but did you know that they actually eat more chocolate per capita than any other country in the world? In fact, the average Swiss eats about 10 kg of chocolate per year. Something tells us: it’s not a record
- The world’s most expensive chocolate bar was created by a British chocolatier in 2001 and sold at a price of $687 per bar. It was made from a rare variety of cocoa beans “Porcelana”, which is known for its delicate taste and high price. As they say: “It is not difficult to give up chocolate. It is difficult to eat just one piece”
However, it is important to remember that chocolate contains a large amount of sugar and calories, so you should not exceed the daily consumption rate (no more than 50 g of cocoa products per day) and use it with understanding.